Welcome to Month Nine, the final block reveal in the River Heritage Block-of-the-Month Mystery Quilt!
Tree Line uses six flying geese to make three trees. We start by making the trunks for each tree and then add the tree tops and sky to make three columns. Use your own color scheme – your trees don’t have to be green and sky doesn’t have to be blue! Remember to check your values by taking a black and white picture of your fabric choices.
From light fabric: From dark or medium fabric:
Twelve – 2 ½-inch squares (sky) One – 1 x 1 ½ inch (trunk)
Two – 1 ½ x 2 ¼-inch (ground) One – 1 x 2 ½ inch (trunk)
Two – 2 ½ x 2 ¼-inch (ground) One – 1 x 5 ½ inch (trunk)
Two – 5 ½ x 2 ¼-inch (ground)
One – 4 ½ inch square (sky) Six – 2 ½ x 4 ½ inch (flying geese)
One – 4 ½ x 8 ½ inch (sky)
One – 4 ½ x 1 ½ inch (sky)
One – 1 ½ x 12 ½ inch (sky) RST = right sides together
Stitch one ground on either side of same length trunk fabric. Press to trunks. Make all three.
Draw a diagonal line on the reverse side of each light 2 ½ inch square. Place one square on the right corner of each 2 ½ x 4 ½-inch bar. Stitch on the line, chain-piecing method. Press. Open and trim center layer of fabric with scissors, leaving a ¼-inch seam. Press again. Repeat with left side for each flying geese unit. Make six.
Lay out block according to picture. Starting with the first column on the left, stitch the tree top to the trunk. Press to the trunk. Add the 4 ½ inch sky to the tree top. Press to the sky.
Likewise, make the second tree and then add the 4 ½ x 1 ½-inch sky. Press to the sky.
Stitch columns one and two together. Press open. Stitch the 4 ½ x 8 ½-inch sky to the top of this section.
Make the third tree using the same technique. Stitch the third column to the first section. Press open. Stitch the 1 ½ x 12 ½-inch sky to the top of the block.
Trim and square your block to 12 ½ inches.
Click here: River Heritage Month 9 Tree Line for a printer-friendly version!
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Congratulations! You have completed all nine blocks for River Heritage! Setting instructions will be posted on October 8th at www.blog.creativebeestudios.com.